Thrifty Thursday Vol. 5: Girly and Pink

A very girly selection of recent thrifting finds: I was super excited to find this box. It has a chip in one corner but the solution to that is easy enough: turn it to the back! Good as new! Another Franciscan Ware piece: a pretty leaf (or feather?) shaped tray.[Read more]

10 Tips for Successful Thrift Shopping

I’ve been thrift shopping since high school, more than ten years now, and I’ve learned a lot over the years about finding the best items and the best deals. Here are my top ten tips for successful thrift shopping: 1. Go Often This tip is number one for a reason,[Read more]

My Vintage Scarf Collection

I have a thing for vintage scarves, so I always look for cool ones at thrift shops. I’ve amassed a pretty big collection by now. Here are some of my favorites: I hope you enjoyed my collection. Thanks for looking and have a fabulous weekend. I’m off to Disneyland tomorrow[Read more]

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 4: Black and Copper

Some recent thrifting finds in a classy combo of black and copper: I’ve been on the lookout for a teakettle and was excited to find this pretty copper one. I just need to put a little elbow grease into it to make it bright and shiny! I’m also thinking of[Read more]

Vintage Book Illustrations

Yesterday I was looking over the small collection of vintage books I picked up when I worked at Achievement House. The majority of them had been destined for shredding when I rescued them from destruction. As I looked at them I realized the reason I had decided to keep them-[Read more]

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 3: Pink and Black

Hello everyone! Hope the week is treating you well. Here’s another edition of some of my recent thrifting finds: I found two of these adorable pink and black flower plates Another addition to my growing collection of pink glassware A couple pairs of adorable vintage gloves A white milk glass[Read more]

Mission San Luis Obispo

One of the people I work with on Sundays likes to go to church at the old Mission in San Luis Obispo. I wandered into the museum as I waited for her and took a few photos. Founded in 1772, the Mission has some of the oldest artifacts in this[Read more]

Sewing Project: Half-Circle Skirt (Simplicity 9172)

  I have a confession: I didn’t come by the pattern for this skirt entirely honestly. I actually found it languishing in a jumble of old patterns, trash, and scraps in the back of the Home Economics room at the school I worked at in Tonga and decided that I[Read more]